Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 488 460
Rank change year-on-year -62 -28 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 799 999 1317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.56% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.58% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 688 865 1190
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £64,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -106 348 £50,000 -5.66% 26
South East -3 198 £45,000 -8.63% 15
North of England +49 137 £40,000 - 6
Yorkshire +65 93 £40,000 - 2
South West +49 47 £42,000 -13.85% 1
North West -15 44 £36,250 +16.94% 4
Midlands +48 41 £42,500 +14.86% 4
West Midlands +33 30 £40,500 -14.74% 1
East of England +5 28 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +30 11 £42,500 +20.57% 3
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 799 (100.00%) Linux
2 313 (39.17%) DevOps
3 288 (36.05%) Puppet
4 263 (32.92%) MySQL
5 258 (32.29%) Red Hat
6 249 (31.16%) Python
7 243 (30.41%) Ansible
8 241 (30.16%) Apache
9 240 (30.04%) Bash Shell
10 197 (24.66%) CentOS
11 185 (23.15%) VMware
12 183 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
13 181 (22.65%) Unix
14 178 (22.28%) Windows
15 177 (22.15%) DNS
15 177 (22.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 166 (20.78%) Opscode Chef
17 159 (19.90%) Ubuntu
18 158 (19.77%) Finance
19 157 (19.65%) Perl
20 154 (19.27%) Firewall
21 152 (19.02%) LAMP
22 149 (18.65%) Docker
23 138 (17.27%) Configuration Management
24 124 (15.52%) TCP/IP
25 121 (15.14%) nginx
26 120 (15.02%) PHP
27 109 (13.64%) Shell Script
28 108 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
29 93 (11.64%) Debian

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 241 (30.16%) Apache
2 121 (15.14%) nginx
3 51 (6.38%) Tomcat
4 28 (3.50%) OpenStack
5 17 (2.13%) IIS
5 17 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.88%) WordPress
7 11 (1.38%) Confluence
7 11 (1.38%) JBoss
7 11 (1.38%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.13%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.38%) lighttpd
10 3 (0.38%) SAS
11 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.25%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.25%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.13%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Houdini
1 1 (0.13%) Maya
1 1 (0.13%) NUKE
1 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 183 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.51%) SaaS
4 20 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (2.00%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.75%) GitHub
7 11 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.00%) Office 365
8 8 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.75%) Serverless
11 5 (0.63%) IaaS
12 4 (0.50%) PaaS
13 3 (0.38%) Route 53
14 2 (0.25%) Akamai
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.25%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 177 (22.15%) DNS
2 154 (19.27%) Firewall
3 124 (15.52%) TCP/IP
4 76 (9.51%) SAN
5 73 (9.14%) VPN
6 54 (6.76%) DHCP
7 43 (5.38%) LDAP
8 37 (4.63%) Network Security
9 36 (4.51%) Internet
10 35 (4.38%) LAN
11 34 (4.26%) VLAN
12 28 (3.50%) HTTP
12 28 (3.50%) WAN
13 26 (3.25%) BGP
14 20 (2.50%) OSPF
15 16 (2.00%) RIP
16 14 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.75%) IGMP
16 14 (1.75%) Junos
17 11 (1.38%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (32.92%) MySQL
2 43 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 29 (3.63%) MariaDB
5 24 (3.00%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.00%) Blockchain
8 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.75%) OLTP
9 6 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.63%) VLDB
11 4 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 82 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 78 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.13%) Vagrant
4 20 (2.50%) JIRA
5 19 (2.38%) Subversion
6 18 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.38%) Ant
10 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.13%) GitLab
11 1 (0.13%) Gitweb
11 1 (0.13%) Hudson
11 1 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 158 (19.77%) Finance
2 61 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 46 (5.76%) Marketing
4 42 (5.26%) Banking
5 40 (5.01%) Electronics
6 38 (4.76%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.13%) Games
8 15 (1.88%) Retail
9 12 (1.50%) Law
10 8 (1.00%) Back Office
11 4 (0.50%) Front Office
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Automotive
12 3 (0.38%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (19.02%) LAMP
2 80 (10.01%) LEMP Stack
3 23 (2.88%) Web Services
4 18 (2.25%) LAPP Stack
5 13 (1.63%) HTML
6 9 (1.13%) Middleware
7 8 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (1.00%) XML
8 7 (0.88%) .NET
8 7 (0.88%) JDBC
8 7 (0.88%) Memcached
9 6 (0.75%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (0.75%) OpenVZ
9 6 (0.75%) REST
9 6 (0.75%) Velocity
10 5 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.50%) Node.js
12 3 (0.38%) CSS
12 3 (0.38%) PHP-FPM
12 3 (0.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.26%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.88%) Fintech
5 29 (3.63%) Public Cloud
6 28 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (2.88%) Replication
8 21 (2.63%) Digital Media
9 20 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (2.50%) Clustering
10 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.88%) iPad
11 7 (0.88%) iSeries
11 7 (0.88%) PMI
11 7 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.75%) Eurex
13 5 (0.63%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 799 (100.00%) Linux
2 197 (24.66%) CentOS
3 181 (22.65%) Unix
4 178 (22.28%) Windows
5 177 (22.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 159 (19.90%) Ubuntu
7 93 (11.64%) Debian
8 64 (8.01%) Windows Server
9 38 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (3.50%) Solaris
12 22 (2.75%) Windows 7
13 20 (2.50%) Windows 10
14 19 (2.38%) HPUX
15 17 (2.13%) AIX
16 10 (1.25%) SUSE
17 9 (1.13%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (1.00%) CoreOS
19 7 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (39.17%) DevOps
2 138 (17.27%) Configuration Management
3 93 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (9.26%) Open Source
6 67 (8.39%) High Availability
7 57 (7.13%) ITIL
8 52 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 44 (5.51%) Load Balancing
10 40 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 39 (4.88%) Programme Management
12 38 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
13 31 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (3.75%) Business Continuity
15 29 (3.63%) Low Latency
15 29 (3.63%) Task Automation
16 28 (3.50%) Service Management
17 24 (3.00%) Change Management
18 22 (2.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 249 (31.16%) Python
2 240 (30.04%) Bash Shell
3 157 (19.65%) Perl
4 120 (15.02%) PHP
5 109 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 66 (8.26%) Java
6 66 (8.26%) SQL
7 64 (8.01%) Ruby
8 52 (6.51%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.00%) C
10 11 (1.38%) Bourne shell
10 11 (1.38%) Korn
11 8 (1.00%) Jython
12 6 (0.75%) C-shell
12 6 (0.75%) Go
12 6 (0.75%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.63%) AWK
13 5 (0.63%) PHP 5
13 5 (0.63%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (11.01%) Degree
2 24 (3.00%) RHCE
3 18 (2.25%) CCNA
3 18 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.00%) RHCSA
5 14 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.00%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.88%) PMP
8 6 (0.75%) CCNP
8 6 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.25%) RHCA
10 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.13%) CEH
11 1 (0.13%) CISM
11 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.75%) QA
2 10 (1.25%) SLA
3 7 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.75%) GCP
4 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (0.38%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 149 (18.65%) Docker
2 108 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.76%) Active Directory
4 50 (6.26%) iptables
5 46 (5.76%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (5.51%) KVM
7 35 (4.38%) NFS
8 26 (3.25%) Hyper-V
9 25 (3.13%) vSphere
10 20 (2.50%) Samba
11 15 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (1.75%) GlusterFS
12 14 (1.75%) LXC
13 13 (1.63%) Postfix
13 13 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.63%) XenServer
14 12 (1.50%) Varnish
15 8 (1.00%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 288 (36.05%) Puppet
2 243 (30.41%) Ansible
3 166 (20.78%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (11.01%) Nagios
5 60 (7.51%) Kubernetes
6 40 (5.01%) Salt
6 40 (5.01%) Terraform
7 39 (4.88%) ZABBIX
8 25 (3.13%) HAProxy
9 22 (2.75%) Cacti
10 16 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
11 15 (1.88%) CFEngine
12 12 (1.50%) Grafana
12 12 (1.50%) NetBackup
13 11 (1.38%) Icinga
14 10 (1.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
15 8 (1.00%) SELinux
15 8 (1.00%) WSUS
16 7 (0.88%) Packer
Vendors
1 258 (32.29%) Red Hat
2 185 (23.15%) VMware
3 64 (8.01%) Oracle
4 62 (7.76%) Cisco
5 55 (6.88%) Microsoft
6 38 (4.76%) SAP
7 22 (2.75%) HP
8 21 (2.63%) Sun
9 20 (2.50%) Google
10 18 (2.25%) Hitachi
11 16 (2.00%) Rackspace
12 15 (1.88%) Citrix
12 15 (1.88%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.63%) EMC
13 13 (1.63%) F5
13 13 (1.63%) SaltStack
14 12 (1.50%) Veritas
15 11 (1.38%) IBM
15 11 (1.38%) NetApp
16 10 (1.25%) 3PAR